Obama Should’ve Expected The Conspiracy Theories
by R. Asmerom
Osama bin Laden may be dead but the conspiracy theories about him will live on for many many years to come. The decision to depose of his dead body in the ocean and to not release photos of his dead body has caused quite a stir in the imaginations of many around the world. And why wouldn’t it? Hasn’t every critical thinker learned not to accept government at its word all the time? I personally do think Bin Laden is dead but I don’t blame the skeptics.
The Guardian UK has rounded up some of the theories that have exploded in social media as to the real story behind Bin Laden’s death. Javad Jahangirzadeh thinks that Bin Laden was a US agent: “Now the west was forced to kill him in order to prevent a possible leak of information he had, information more precious than gold.”
Glenn Beck believes that Bin Laden is being held captive by US forces and being interrogated and that the whole “killing” is just a cover up. I hate to say it but Beck’s theory is somewhat plausible. Even I was a little surprised that forces chose to kill him rather than take him into custody, where they would be able to interrogate him. US forces claimed that Bin Laden refused to surrender but what does that matter when he could’ve been forced into submission?
In any case, like I said, I believe Obama. Call me gullible but I doubt that the President would tell such a bold-faced lie to America. Continuing on, what was one of the most fantastic assertions out there? That “the deaths of Bin Laden and Adolf Hitler were both announced on 1 May, suggesting they were sacrificed by the Illuminati to mark the secret order’s second holiest holiday.”